About Cement
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Lafarge is committed to generating value for its customers and responding to the needs of the markets in which it operates. Understanding our customers' needs and of the way they use our products enables us to develop truly innovative products, systems and solutions. Research works closely with Marketing to build close relationships with the construction industry and design products and solutions which generate real added value.


Research Capabilities

Lafarge's North American research and development network consists of a technical center and product testing labs.  Key objectives for these include product development, driving continuous improvement in product quality, and optimizing manufacturing performance.  These operations are supported by the Lafarge Research Center in L'Isle d'Abeau, France (near Lyon), the first of its kind in the world.

Lafarge research laboratory

Products and Process

Cement is a complex material with many uses.  As a hydraulic binder, it acts as a very sophisticated glue.  Lafarge researchers are working to develop cements suited to diverse customer needs while reducing the impact of these products on the environment.

Lafarge cement lab control room

Research Partnerships

The collaborative approach favored by Lafarge is exemplified by its partnerships with the world's largest research centers, graduate schools, institutions and international universities.  Lafarge, thus, is able to share its experience and knowledge while gaining new perspectives, particularly with regard to sustainable construction.

Lafarge product development presentation
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